Lancaster County reports 32nd COVID-19 death, new cases

Officials on Monday reported the 32nd COVID-19 death in Lancaster County. 
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Officials on Monday reported the 32nd COVID-19 death in Lancaster County.

The victim was a woman in her 50s who had been hospitalized, officials say.

A total of 53 new cases were reported Monday, bringing the county total to 7,534.

Total recoveries also increased from 3,228 to 3,271.

The county positivity rate remained unchanged at 8.6%. The state rate is 10.2% and the nationa lrate is 7.7%.

Local hospitals reported 55 COVID-19 patients on Monday. Of those, 29 are Lancaster County residents and five are on ventilators.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, repeated muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.

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